Martinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974
- Martinson, O.B.; Linn, J.G.; Wilkening, E.A.
- Life Change, Health Status and Life Satisfaction: A Reconsideration.
- Social Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 301 - 313
- 18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974
- N = 1423
- Non Response
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question, asked twice in interview:
Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole........?
7 completely satisfied
1 completely dissatisfied
Summation: both scores added
Possible range: 2 to 14
- Author's label:
- Life Satisfaction
- Error estimates:
- Reliability: equivalence: r= +.56 Validity: